Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

So do you want to live on the street in a cardboard box?

So my 5 year old daughter said this past week "I wish I didn't have parents" this after my husband and I informed her she must clean her room or no friends over.

My husband dealt with the comment.

"so do you want to live on the street in a cardboard box…do you?" (harsh but effective)

My thought "was let me pack your bags… little girl" Since 5 so I kept it to myself..

She said "No" then she back down..

Later I thought about her original statements was I don't want to have parents instead of the "I wish you were not my parents" that I am sure we will hear from her mouth when she is 16…

..see up side.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I am Done

I AM DONE… lately as I get busier and busier I find myself saying it more and more. Every day I get up to take my son to swim team , then home to pick up my daughter for swim lessons; and back to the house for a few emails then lunch; then sewing, then pack orders , run to the post office, stop at the grocery store, get dinner ready for the family, then back to the pool for a swim meet. I thought summer is slower placed. I find it is full of more laundry then every and I spent more time find something for kids to do. Never mind the fact that the 2 kids are eating me out of house and home. So I have my days were I am done… I asked my husbands Aunt if she every said she was Done.. and she says" of course I had 3 kids".. So every mother/women has said it and if haven't yet you will… lets explore the purpose behind the "I am Done"

What does "I'm Done" mean is it an empty threat? Is it time to leave, abandon the hubby/kids, move to the country or city get a place by yourself so you can finish a thought or have free time in the bathroom without someone knocking on the door(tempting isn't it). Does saying "I'm done" mean you refuse to do the dishes or answer another question from a 4 year old that is just talking to talk..Like when they say I have a questions only to say "I like fruit" (FYI Kid …that is not a question)

Moms are the best Jugglers in the world. So if we say we are Done… does that mean the laundry does not get cleaned and little Timmy has to where those same jeans again(not that I have every let my son do this )BabyPop's fingers are crossed as she types. Or is it walk away and get a glass of wine. (I am not saying BabyPop has ever drank a glass of wine to cure the Done Day) fingers still crossed.

 I vote for a Mom National Done Day where the laundry piles up, the dishes get crusty, and kids miss a few practices. Moms need to say they are done and need to not worry about the juggle and concern ourselves about each ball..rather then going through the motions.

So for me today(&last night) is my break from the Done Day. Today is a day where I get to enjoy my kids and husband. I went to the pool at night I took only my son and we played water fight swimming races and see who can go the longest under water. This morning I got up walked the dog and made beaded bracelets with my daughter. Tonight my husband might be the recipient of a happy wife. I am not done today and it is a amazing day.

Tell me you say you are done… What do you do to help cure the "Done's"?

Friday, July 16, 2010

BabyPop Bouncing and Giveaway

This past Tuesday We got invited to a blogging event at the Horsham Bounce U. Bounce U us is a inflatable bounce fun place. They host parties and open bounce times. Mama's Little Helper was the host of the party along with the Horsham Bounce U. The Horsham Bounce U is all new . They had 2 rooms with the bouncing equipment with about 3-4 bounce items in every room, They also were extremely well staffed making sure all the kids were well entertained and insuring every ones safety. My son is 9 but there were 1 year olds in attendance. Everyone was happy and safe through out the entire event. 

My kids favorite bounce:

My 9 year old son they had a spider web tower (2-3 stories tall with webbing strap maze) which was great. At the top my son said there was a slide to come down. I have never seen this type of equipment before and igt was refreshing to see the something besides the typical stuff. My son also loved the giant basketball. It was great because my son being bigger than most of the kids the staff did a great job at keeping him engaged. 

My 5 year old daughter she like the boxing bounce and giant slide.. But she was stalking…hum Following the girl dressed up as a Princess and the Guy dressed up as bat man. She must have follow them around and talked to them for 30 minutes.

After the bounce we got to get some refreshments. We were into an extremely clean refreshment area all the kids enjoyed snack. Then all the children got balloon animals… my son passed because he was too cool. 

I wanted to point out how clean the Bounce U Horsham was the rain was down pouring quite heavily hen we walked in they took all the coats and umbrellas and put them in large plastic rolling cart. Then as Diane of Knitting Zeal pointed out the bathrooms were immaculate no muddy footprint or wet messes it was a refreshing experience compared to other similar type places. 

It was a really great day I got to meet some amazing bloghers that I have tweeted with and seen around the blogessphere Some of them in attendance: Diane from Knitting Zeal, Corina from Down to Earth Mama, Kristie from Mommys high healed shoes, Megan 4megsmusings, Tara Baby Mommy Blogs , Joey from Real Mom Media, Jill from Bcffee, Kristine from Mommy needs therapy, Aaron Mitchell Phtography


Jennifer the Owner of Bounce U Horsham was nice enough to give is 2 free passes good for (5 free bounces) to offer to my readers. (sorry only for the locals)

Here is how to enter:

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    For addtional chances:

  2. Follow my BabyPop Facebook fan page (leave comment here telling me you did so)
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  5. Follow Mamas Little helper on facebook (leave comment here telling me you did so)
Giveaway will be closed on July 30th. And winner will be notified


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Visions of My Life

Look how it looks if you put them side by side creep huh... try it with your family

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sign of a great weekend

I can tell how awesome a weekend my kids had by the dirt on their feet.  My other tell tail sign is how quickly they fall asleep when we leave our campsite. 
What are some way you can tell your kids had a great weekend?